Posts by Ian Burke

Library & Information Technology Services » Post for MiddPoints 2015-10-23 12:15:34

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Join your colleagues from both the Middlebury and Monterey campuses for a presentation and discussion on critical cybersecurity issues including phishing and cracking. On October 29th at 12:30 Eastern time, Information Security will host a Cybersecurity Roadshow. You can join the discussion in Lib105A on the Middlebury Campus or on […] Continue reading

Security Notification: Ransomware Delivered Through Phishing Attacks

A year ago the Internet saw a rash of malware known as ransomware. This malicious form of cyber attack is known for infecting a computer and encrypting a drive. The victim is then unable to recover their data until paying a ransom to the attacker. Middlebury, like many other institutions was not immune to this […] Continue reading

Cyber Security Awareness Month

Come listen to experts from across the State speak on new technologies and security topics that impact all of us in our daily lives. Learn how you can fall victim to identity theft. Hear how Google Glass could be the … Continue reading Continue reading

Open RoadShow on Information Security

LIS Information Security and the LIS Security Team will be hosting a lunch time RoadShow on information security and basic ways to protect yourself while working on Internet connected computers. This discussion is open to the full College community. Please … Continue reading Continue reading

Phishing on campus!

Over the last week Middlebury experienced a dramatic increase in the number of successful phishing attacks that resulted in Middlebury user accounts being compromised. A phishing attack is the effort of maliciously using email or a web site to try … Continue reading Continue reading

Sophos Update Issue – False Positive – SHH\Updater-B

On 9-19-12 around 5:40PM Sophos pushed an updated signature file which triggered a false positive virus detections identified as SHH\Updater-B. This signature may have fired on a number of different update files including Flash, Google, and most notably Sophos itself. … Continue reading Continue reading

Java 7 Update 6 Vulnerability

You may have recently heard or read about a new wide-spread exploit concerning Java in mainstream media outlets. LIS is aware of this risk. The major systems used by the College that depend upon Java (e.g. Banner, Hyperion, Nolij, Famis) … Continue reading Continue reading

Sophos deployment continues

Last week we began the campus rollout of Sophos Anti-virus; which is replacing the Symantec package we have been using for the past several years. Last week we deployed Sophos to systems which are currently running Windows 7.  This week … Continue reading Continue reading

Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows Campus Roll-out

Next week will begin the campus wide release of Sophos Anti-virus for Windows. This will be delivered across our network using the same mechanism that manages our Windows workstations. To facilitate this deployment we need to ask that all Windows … Continue reading Continue reading

LIS Replacing Symantec Anti-Virus with Sophos

Dear Middlebury Colleagues: LIS is in the process of transitioning away from the Symantec anti-virus solution. We will start using Sophos Endpoint Protection to protect ourselves against viruses and malware. This is a product that has wide acceptance in Europe … Continue reading Continue reading